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- Tue, Dec 31, NYE - Masked, a black-tie & lingerie masquerade to usher in the New Year, with special tunes, interactive projections, and free champagne at the start and end of the night. In case it needs to be stated: we welcome sensory exploration and light kink playfulness to go with your dancing and cocktails, but this is a makeouts-only event, not an x-rated play party. (If you want that sort of thing, look up House of Scorpio, linked in signature.)
- Late night NYE / Jan 1 - cuddles, mimosas and food, just when you need them most - our annual breakfast-of-champions Pajama Lounge afterparty, starting at 4am. As a courtesy, your late-night Masked ticket includes admission to the afterparty.
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
SEXY NYE: 12/31
Masked: hedonistic New Year's Eve
Tuesday, Dec 31, New Year's Eve
9pm-4am, $40-60*, 21+ with ID (25+ suggested)
$30 after 12:30, including New Year's Morning Pajama Lounge w/continental breakfast
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #houseofscorpio
2019 needs a "fuck you" sendoff. Be bold, be wild, as you enter 2020.
A hedonistic Masquerade to activate your senses with pulsating beats, swirling visuals, sensory games and activities, impact play stations, and many kisses. Music by DJ Ceremony and Poodlecannon, masters of eclectic dance floor surprises. Custom interactive silhouette projections by CJ to make you the star of the show. Free champagne 9-10pm and 3-4am. First confetti cannons for first 50 guests.
Strict formal, lingerie or kink dress code. Masks required until midnight (some will be available for sale).
While we're creating a safe space for you to get cozy or sensual with your friends and loved ones, this is not an X-rated event. It's a night to let go and let your senses guide your way: dancing + makeouts + light sensory & BDSM play allowed. As always, we will have zero creeper tolerance, and please no photos without explicit consent from your subjects.
*All tickets offer the same access to the event. Please support at the level you can afford. Tickets are limited to keep the event comfortable and welcoming.
Gemini and Scorpio and House of Scorpio
invite you to
New Year's Morning Pajama Lounge
Monday, Jan 1, 4am-9am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
$20 (with continental breakfast), $30 (with hot breakfast)
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Sunrise cuddle puddle for our deviant extended family, with makeouts, mimosas, smoothies and breakfast. We'll keep the sexy beats going from late night into daylight.
Snacks and continental breakfast will be available throughout; hot breakfast served at 7am. And of course mimosas, smoothies and coffee - virgin or spiked. We'll have the giant screen up, and could cuddle up together for movies into daytime, too.
You're welcome to bring blankets, sleeping bags, stuffed animals, and anything else that makes you feel cozy.
Dress code: your disheveled New Year's finery or lingerie and lounge wear. Yes, you can always change here.
*As a courtesy, your afterparty ticket includes late access to the G&S NYE main event: Masked. You can arrive as early as 3am - or buy $30 combo tickets to arrive as early as 12:30: https://masked.brownpapertickets.com || https://www.facebook.com/events/1222342724640622
/// NYC EVENTS: 12/20-12/26///
WEEKEND + WEEK
PERFORMANCE: The House of Yes Xmas Spectacular 2019
With more extravagant spectacles of irreverent festive nonsense that will have you loving the holidays like never before. Produced and Directed by House of Yes Co-Founders Kae Burke and Anya Sapozhnikova, along with Matthew Daily and in collaboration with our talented cast: Allegra Meshuggah, Blaine Petrovia, Cooper L. Stanton, Daphne Rose, Eli Rose, God Complex, Hila Perry, Kat Cunning, Jonathan McDonald, Kelsey Lanceta, Madame Vivien V, Nathan Dufour Oglesby, Peter Mercury, Pixel Witch, Queen Ravenden, Sam Doblick, Seth Timothy Larson, and Zalika Parsons. (Fri-Mon, House of Yes, 2 Wycoff Ave, BK, 6:30pm, $30-$80, 21+)
ART: Luminosity Festival
A holiday light festival featuring countless insta-worthy moments, themed nights, street food vendors and more. Eighteen massive light activations will be spread out through three distinct lands: The Winter Fantasy, The Wild Adventure, and The Sweet Dream. Special Theme night on Nov.23. (Fri-Thu, Randall's Island Park, 20 Randall's Island Pk, 4pm-11pm, $19-$88)
SHOP: Renegade Craft
Sip on a warm seasonal cocktail as you shop from 230+ makers and designers, groove to holiday DJ sets, snack on local eats, and enjoy interactive features. (Sat/Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin St, BK, 11am-5pm, FREE)
SHOP/PARTY: MORUS Holiday Market & Party
Participating vendors include: Zines, Postcards, Art Prints, Hand-Made Holiday Cards, Patches, and more by Fly Orr; Holiday themed jewelry and ornaments by Carla Jean and more. Customers can purchase handmade, local, artisan and vintage gifts for your holiday shopping. They will have food and refreshments, holiday music and holiday films. (Sat 4pm-8pm/Sun 1pm-6pm, 1pm-6pm, Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, 155 Avenue C, FREE)
PERFORMANCE: The Secret City’s Annual Winter Solstice Celebration — REBIRTH
A community art celebration of The Winter Solstice—live music, spectacle, choir—All Are Welcome. (Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square S, 7pm-9pm, FREE)
MUSIC: Make Music Winter Festival
A free, outdoor musical celebration each December 21st that turns audiences into music makers. With a diverse array of talent and themes, Make Music Winter transforms New York’s cityscape with over one dozen participatory musical parades on the winter solstice. On this special day, music can pop up anywhere. Rounding the corner, you may see a herd of electric guitarists, a choir of medieval singers, or a percussive Puerto Rican parranda coming down the street. Ingenious musical parades for iPhones, hand bells, kalimbas, marching bands, and ukuleles have delighted audiences eight consecutive seasons. (multiple locations, 10am-11pm, see site for details, FREE)
SHOP: Witch World: A Spiritual Art Market
The event hosts vendors who provide creative energy to inspire, heal, and connect. Witch World features a multitude of magical services and products. Come and experience the magic, enter the world of the witch. (Catalan, 987 Flushing Ave, BK, 12pm-6pm, FREE)
SHOP: The BK Queer Flea Second Annual Holiday Market
We bring to you our biggest marketplace yet, with more queer creators than you'll know what to do with. Expect to get everything you need and more, from last minute gifts, or breathtaking art from some of the best queer makers NYC has to offer. Sip, shop, and bop along to incredible beats provided by none other than DJ Jon ALi. (3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole, BK, 3pm-9pm, FREE)
SHOP: BK Queer Flea Holiday Market 2019
Are you ready to get your stockings stuffed, and your halls decked? The biggest marketplace yet, with more queer creators than you'll know what to do with! Expect to get everything you need and more, from last minute gifts, or breathtaking art from some of the best queer makers NYC has to offer. Sip, shop, and bop along to incredible beats provided by none other than DJ Jon ALi. (3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole, BK, 3pm-9pm, FREE)
MUSIC: Radiant Revelry: Winter Solstice Celebration on Staten Island
Enjoy a magical musical procession on Staten Island from St. George to ETG Book Cafe in Thompkinsville. Stop along the way for holiday activities, refreshments, and a special moment at sunset. This multi-part winter extravaganza features music and performances from Femi Nyc, Day de Dada, Kenny Wolleson's marching unit Wollesonics, MakerPark Radio, and Mermaid Parade heroes Wu-Tang Clams. Plus the Star of Wonder Ceremony! (Staten Island, see site for details, 3pm-6pm, FREE, all ages)
VARIETY: The PoC Drag Art Collective Holiday Spectacular
The PoC Drag Art Collective is a group of queer people of color and allies who get together for uplifting and supporting queer trans people of color through fundraising, volunteering and performing. This fundraiser is a collaborative event with queer venue Hartstop located in Brooklyn. With a line up of 35 artists, the mission to raise money for QTPOCs through a major showcase. (hartstop, address with purchase, 6pm, $5-$15 sliding scale)
PARTICIPATORY: Winter Solstice Ceremony
Work with the four elements to release Hucha (stagnant) energies and shadows that have been accumulated throughout the year, in order to be clean to receive positive energy for the next year. You are encouraged you to bring any of the following: Drum and rattle, a towel or yoga mat, scarf or something to cover your eyes and a bottle of water. Wear white or at least wear some light-colored clothes for this ceremony. (Green Space 37-24 24th Street, Suite 211, LIC, 6pm, $15 sugg don)
VARIETY: Flirt & Flow Show: Winter Solstice Celebration
A winter solstice cabaret variety show featuring acts honoring goddesses, brujas, witches, and more. Dance in the names of those who are often forgotten during the holiday season with acts based on cultures and societies pushed aside to make way for the Christmas traditions you now know and love! Performances by Renaissance Noire, Rita Brujeria, Nip Fury, Amaris, Ethereal Flows, Curran Smith, Dominant Jeane, and Selina Valdeth. Host: Mae Rose. Stage Kitten: Caresse Deville. (The Footlight, 465 Seneca Ave, QNS, 7pm doors/7:30pm show, $10-$15)
PARTY/PARTICIPATORY: Burning of Grievances
Brass band-dancing, effigy-burning, catharsis-inducing, pinata-smashing, fire-spitting, pain-releasing, ritual-honoring, laugh-crying intentional engagement and gods-be-damned fun. Build your own effigy and personally toss into the burn barrel for your own ritual significance. Expect: Fire performances, BYOMask, Hot food and cold drinks, and DJs. Snacks by Chef Steven, a pinata to whack, jams by DJs Illexandra and PartyFoul5000™, and warmth provided by fire, ritual and boozy drinks. Come to bear your grievances, supplies will be available on site to scribe what you wish to release to the flames. (Gowanus location TBA, BK, 8pm, $sugg don)
PARTY: Cultmas at Our Wicked Lady
A very special Pagan Yuletide/Winter Solstice show with feasting, drinking, performances, DJ set, Go-Go dancers, tattoo artist, tarot reader, games, raffle, giveaway and more! This is the time of year for new beginnings, the darkest of days brings light to our unconscious. Come early to get initiated to Cult 23 by cult leader Abraham and stay late for the bloody dance party. (Our Wicked Lady, 530 Morgan, BK, 8pm doors/9pm show, $10)
A proper warehouse throwdown! Open Skate Jam with Sticker Slap plus Best Trick Contests. Awkward Family Portrait Photo Booth by BCD. And it’s Paulie’s b-day! Live Music by @Party Owl, Steal, Cheat & Gamble, Charlie Sheena, Delastackx, and Garden Of Surgery. 50% of proceeds going directly to the Ali Forney Center.(Bushwick Community Darkroom, 110 Troutman St, BK, 8pm-2am, $10)
PARTY: KoMunitas: Solstice w/ Catori, 2Melo, REYN + more
The evening begins with an opening ceremony and seated live music performance, a time to connect with friends, tea and light discussion to open the portal. From here DJ's and performances will take us deeper into the night. Opening Live Music Performance by Camila Celin on Sarod and Ehren Hanson on Tabla. DJs: Catori, 2Melo, and Reyn. Elixir bar, fruits, tea, and more. (X Marks the Loft, 405 Johnson Ave, 3rd Floor, BK, 10pm, $25, 21+)
PARTY: Firecracker After Party
Come party with the cast after the show and enjoy live fire dancers, killer DJs, and a silent auction for diverse product and service prizes! Featuring DJs: Xtian, Bomba Zeen, Illexxandra, and Shakey. (The Deep End, 1080 Wyckoff Ave, 10:30pm, $15-$20)
FILM/WORD: Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
A special holiday screening of the beloved 1978 special, in which Big Bird deals with a major question: How does Santa fit down the chimney? Ernie & Bert face their own gift-giving dilemma. Special guests will be on hand to discuss the show and present clips from other Sesame Street holiday shows. Some lucky audience members will receive rare Sesame Street holiday gifts. With special appearance from Sonia Manzano! (Museum of the Moving Image, Redstone Theater, 36-01 35th Ave, QNS, 2pm, $0-$15)
FILM: Cartoon Carnival #86: Merry Xmas
It's time to sit back and relax for another batch of archival 16mm animated cartoons from the 1920s to the 1950s, straight from the Stathes Archives to that secret silver screen in Bushwick. Come on out for the big annual Christmas program and feast on a generous holiday helping of cartoon follies with some of the weirdest, wackiest, and heartwarming holiday shorts ever to flow through a projector lens. Featuring cameo appearances by some famous characters, and a slew of more obscure ones that will be sure to amuse. There will be two programs this day, featuring two different sets of films! (389 Melrose St, BK, 3pm & 6pm, $10, all ages)
PERFORMANCE: Guerrilla Theatre 2020 v.01
Live Outdoor Public NYC DJ VJ MC Performance Art by...M.A.K.S. (masks, ritual, performance, electronics), 185668232, and Huge Sillytoe and Co. (Straus Square, Essex Street and East, 3pm-6pm, FREE)
VARIETY: The 13th Annual Menorah Horah
Drop that dreidel and hold on to your latkes! The Schlep Sisters are heating up the holidays with Hanukkah’s Hottest Hebrew Hotties. Celebrate eight dreidel-spinning nights of Hanukkah in one special evening of music, laughs, latkes and burlesque. The world-class Schlep Sisters, Minnie Tonka and Darlinda Just Darlinda, are joined by premier burlesque stars Varla Valour, Bastard Keith, Lydia Vengeance, The Goddess Pearlman, The Evil Hate Monkey, & Cassandra Rosebeetle with Host Fancy Feast to keep you laughing until your candles burn out! Plus DJ Momotaro, Madame Brassiere & Tallulah Talons. (Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, 6:30pm doors/8pm show, $20-$50, 18+)
PARTY: Twas the Nightmare Before XIIIas Party
Help Jack Skellington uncover the meaning of Christmas, let Sally sew you up while pining over unrequited love, or gamble with oogie boogie as a resident of Halloweentown at an immersive screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Feel free to dress in costume or Christmas PJ's. There will be an industrial outdoor heater, but the festivities will be outdoors, so be sure to dress warmly. Food & drinks will be available for additional donation. The location is a private residence. (secret location, rsvp for Bushwick address, BK, 10pm, $5 sugg don)
PARTY: A Very House of Yes Hanukkah
Celebrate the festival of lights! Ring in the first night of Hanukkah with a special candle-lighting ceremony, live performances, aerial spectacles, latkes galore, and dancing! Be a mensch and bring your best holiday-appropriate look for gelt. Eight nights of debauchery crammed into one spectacularly fabulous event! (House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 10pm-4am, $25, 21+)
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PUPPETS: 2020 International Puppet Fringe NYC Accepting Applications - Deadline 12/31
Apply today to perform at the 2nd International Puppet Fringe NYC happening August 12-16, 2020. Join for a week celebrating diversity, puppetry, and a cultural exchange of international theater arts. (The Clemente Soto VÃ©lez Cultural and Educational Center 107 Suffolk St)
ART: Super Funland - Journey Into The The Erotic Carnival
The Museum of Sex explores the sexual origins of the carnival in a combination history and group-art exhibition, SUPER FUNLAND: Journey into the Erotic Carnival. The history gallery takes visitors from the carnival’s ancient bacchanalian origins to its evolution in pre-industrial Europe and the “midway” of the 20th century’s great World’s Fairs, describing how its licentious and permissive subtext has remained intact. The group art show tells this story in thirteen one-of-a-kind commissioned amusements created by an internationally renowned team of artists and designers, bringing themes of sexual carnality, decadence, and joy to a contemporary audience. (thru TBD, Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Ave, see site for details, $18)
ART: 18th Annual Holiday Train Show
Every holiday season, the New York Transit Museum’s Grand Central Gallery plays host to a city within a city with the display of a miniature electric railroad running over, through, and beneath some of New York’s most magnificent landmarks. This year’s exhibit is set against a mural designed by cartoonist Julia Wertz. (thru 2/23, New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St, BK, see site for details, $10)
ART: Creatures from the Land of Thra: Character Design for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
This ongoing series explores the process of designing the fantastical characters for the new Netflix show. The exhibit features a selection of concept art, maquettes, puppets, and behind-the-scenes images, tracing the collaboration between concept artist Brian Froud, who originated the world of Thra in The Dark Crystal, and Jim Henson's Creature Shop, which built the puppets for the series. Highlights include the Hunter Skeksis, the General Skeksis, a Fizzgig, and the All-Maudra and Seladon Gelflings, as well as a series of detailed maquettes, created by Toby Froud, which were used as models for the characters. (thru 2/23, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, QNS, see site for details, $15 includes museum entry)
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